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zimmerman of all charges. n, . we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> the jury coming up. how a bay area protest against that verdict turned ugly overnight. >> and in the weather department, things are starting out overcast around the bay area. that is going to change. a few changes. we'll have the entire weekend forecast and a workweek forecast in a moment. >> and gas prices are moving up again. why we will see a big increase in the next few weeks. >> it's 8:30, sunday, july 49th. thank you for joining us. >> we have a lot of news to cover in the next hour. the big questions about the bay
bridge. will it open on time or not? and what time would that be. >> and we're going to talk about the verdict in the trial of george zimmerman and the vandalism in oakland overnight. let's look at the pictures that we shot late last night. the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of second- degree murder in the death of treyvon martin. those are shots from oakland. the police say around 100 people were in the streets and did damage to local businesses there overnight, windows broken, garbage cans set on fire. there were no arrests in oakland, and no injuries reported as well. the jury in florida reached the verdict after 15 hours of deliberations over two days. cbs 4s molly hall has the latest from the courthouse in florida. >> reporter: george zimmerman walked out of the courtroom minutes after hearing this. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: at first, he showed no emotion to the verdict. moments later, he smiled.
his family hugged and his wife shed tears. treyvon martin's parents, who were in court every day for the trial, did not attend the verdict and on twitter, his father said he was heartbroken and wrote, i will always love my baby trey. outside of the courthouse, demonstrators voiced their displeasure with the verdict. 3,000 miles away there were demonstrations on the streets in san francisco and los angeles. in oakland, california, a small group of protestors block traffic and smash the window of the police car and demonstrators tell us plans are being made for more protests the coming days. >> it's tragic. >> last year, martin left the convenience store and is walking to the home where he was staying. zimmerman, a member of the neighborhood watch saw him and minutes later, they came face- to-face. he claimed the teen attacked them and shot in self-defense.
>> we arek sattic with the results. george zimmerman was never guilty of anything but protecting himself. >> reporter: prosecutors argued zimmerman's actions led to martin's death, but the jury found him not guilty. marlie hall for cbs news, sanford, florida. >> and a civil suit or civil rights case against zimmerman are still possibilities. martin's family could foil a civil suit to try to hold him liable for negligence or the federal government could prove that zimmerman violated martin's civil rights and the initial reaction to the verdict was peaceful in the bay area. >> and that is right. in oakland, they gathered at franco gallo plaza at city hall and gathered around the small shrine for martin. they told us they were frustrated, hurt, and angry. >> disgusted. absolutely disgusted. i mean it's clear cut murder.
and for however many long before they decided to put a bullet. >> rage, not surprised. in pain, in pain for his family, for his community. pain, deep, deep pain. and rage. it has to end. >> there was a protest in san francisco where officers escorted demonstrators as they marched through the mission district. that group was disbursed by 10:00 p.m. >> off of the sidewalk and into the street. in the nation's capitol, hundreds marched after the not guilty verdict was announced and demonstrated in the northwest section of washington. the police said officers in protective gear on standby. the crowd chanted phrases like no justice, no peace. more protests are possible in d.c. today. police have identified the suspect in friday's deadly shooting of a san francisco jewelry store. the 22-year-old barry white of antioch is charged with two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder.
kpix5s don knapp talks with neighbors about the tragedy. >> i have gotten two phone calls almost simultaneously. >> reporter: her husband was one of scores of customers who hunkered down in the shops inside the gift center and jewelry mart after friday's shooting left two women dead. >> one was from my daughter telling me there was a shooting at my husband's building and the other was my husband just letting me know there was a shotting and that he was okay. >> the suspect then exited and went eastbound on the 800 block of brennan where he was engaged by three police officers responding with shots fired call. he produced a revolver, fired upon the officers. >> reporter: the chief said the suspect ran into a restaurant and continued shooting. before police returned fire, he threw down his gun and surrendered. >> reporter: the man shot is hospitalized in stable condition. the restaurant owner told us police asked them not to talk. a crew is cleaning up the crime
scene. of the jewelry store inside the building. the talks said that it was about the murder victims. he refers to the women as the girls. >> everybody was praying for the girls. nobody was talking about anything else about the girls. we know the girls are pretty sweet people. >> reporter: chavo and other merchants were locked out of the stores but for a few minutes to retrieve merchandise. he met murphy and mcgwire by appointment at the curb with a sample wedding band. >> had no idea what happened. what happened. you know, we're kind of shocked as well. we have no idea. >> you're going to get the ring? >> yeah, we're getting the ring. of course, yeah, absolutely. >> reporter: chavo said he could not sleep last night. everyone is shocked. >> and i saw my husband last night. i hugged him and thank god he's alive. it's scary. >> reporter: in san francisco, don knapp, kpix five. >> and police say the suspect had at least one business transaction with the owner of
the jewelry store. robbery doesn't appear to be the motive. in san francisco, an illegal left turn is blamed for a crash involving a light-rail train. it happened around 1 yesterday afternoon at third street and efans avenue. a van and a mini train were travelling on third street when authorities say the van turned in front of the train. nearly 20 people were injured and none of those injuries is considered life threatening. the name of the third teenager who died from last week's plane crash at the san francisco airport has been released. the chinese state media said she died of her injuries on friday. she had been in intensive care at san francisco general hospital since the day of the crash. and yesterday, survivors and the families of the other two girls killed attended a memorial in the honor. they gathered at the site of the deadly crash. as a solemn ceremony honoring the victims of the crash took place, off in the distance, today is asiana flight 214 from
seoul to san francisco landed safely on runway 28 last, which reopened last night. standing on the shore facing the runway were the families of two of the high school girls killed in the crash. >> and we gather together to pray for the victims of the airline crash. >> reporter: they were there one week ago when flight 214 went down. two others, both 16, were ejected from the plane. the two friends were travelling to a southern california summer camp together. >> if one doesn't want to come and the other one will make it, too. >> reporter: 14 passengers and crew members are still in the hospital. two are in critical condition. many of the other survivors are being isolated under tight security. at the airport crown plaza hotel where asiana airlines has booked every room, the attorney frank petra is one of few outsiders allowed inside.
>> they scared. they're in this catch 22. i want to go home, i want to be with my family. i don't want to get in an airplane. >> and some survivors are not getting clear answers from the airline and given $400 cash. when they get to the crash, their needs are far greater than. that. cory monteith, an actor who gaped fame on "glee" died. the police found his body in his room in vancouver yesterday. in april, he was admitted to a rehab center for substance abuse. police don't suspect foul play. he was 31 years old. get ready to pay more to fuel up your car. >> why experts say already high gas prices are expected to get higher the next few weeks. >> and reunited, where a ring turned up. . >> and in the weather
department, we have got a nice sunday underway. maybe you would think not quite as nice as yesterday. we'll have details coming up and the back-to-work forecast after a break. a florida woman figured it wouldn't hurt to ask a util, >> you can see fog and low clouds close to the shoreline. sunshine is on the way. we'll have to wait. ,,,,,,,,,,
if they could look for the diamond . they say that diamonds are forever. a florida woman figured it would not hurt if they could ask a utility crew to look for a diamond engagement ring she dropped. >> and they were there to clean the suer -- sewer line but they tried to help after an hour going through sewage. one of the workers spotted something shiny. >> and he pulled it out of the pocket and said does it look like this? and i started crying. >> i know how my wife would feel if show lost hers. >> the woman said the ring slipped off her finger and down the drain while giving her son a bath. she's been married five years and that her husband and she are happy to have the ring
back. i think it might need a deep cleaning, though. >> yes, and a happy story for today's weather? >> we do. yes and that is a happy ending, starting off with some tension and some sun, ending happily. >> yes. >> and that. starting out with the fog and low clouds this morning along the shoreline and plenty of sun on the way for the bay area. the temperatures will come down a bit and it was warm yesterday in the east bay. i think that might be a welcome. and right now, everyone's in the 50s with the exception of livermore up to 60 degrees and sfo, 57; santa rosa, 54 degrees. and some wind speeds light out of the bay area, the west- southwest over the east bayshoreline and out of the northwest from san jose for usual and fairly calm winds to start the morning out in the north bay. and that is good winds at fairfield. 1:05 p.m., forecasting sunny skies at game time and
temperature of 61 degrees. how about the california state fair in sacramento. 94 degrees, the forecast there. on the other hand, if you would like to cool it down, america's cup will guarantee you on the bay with a temperature of 62 degrees and some sun this afternoon. can you see the clouds out there as we look over downtown san jose toward the area, the santa cruz mountains and it will be nice again today. a slight cooling begins. a mild week ahead for the bay area and some numbers moderate. in the as warm as yesterday and the sun is low -- so low -- slower to come out this morning and temperatures fall about three to five degrees and we'll get sunshine. and if you're heading out to the airport tomorrow, more of the same. a high of 67. the weather shouldn't slow you down and going to denver or new york, thunderstorms. shocking weather out there and 88 degrees. los angeles, low 80s.
in the bay area, san francisco today. the forecast high of 64 degrees. across the area, oakland, 71; san jose, 81; fairfield is up to 90 degrees. you go far enough inland, it's warm. the five-day forecast, the cooling trend that begins today. it will continue right through wednesday. the numbers will shed a couple of debris each day and then we'll begin to warm it up toward the latter half of the week and all week, the numbers are mostly in the 70s around the bay and if you want to go to the beach yourself, good luck. there is not a lot of sun there. the temperatures will be in the 60s and pleasant depending on where you're at. first responders were hailed as heros after last weekend's plane crash at the san francisco airport. >> and i sat down with the san francisco police chief and asked him about, okay, how the fluidity of the dangerous situations and how things can go right and how they can go wrong. >> reporter: often times with situations like this, the difference between a heroic action or heroic moment and a
tragic one is split seconds. >> yeah, you don't have time to pick, you know and at that point in time, it's just go in and save lives. that is what the officers did and the firefighters and i think the pilots and the flight attendants. that is what they did and there were people that were seriously injured and they got them off however they could. >> and how do you, when you going in, how do you assess whether the moves you're making are the right ones or they could lead to further tragedy? for example, a lot of questions raised about the response times for ambulances. did they get out on that runway fast enough? >> right. >> well, you know, for, then again, i have had to call for him before as a police officer and always seems longer than it is. i can only imagine what it feet lick to those people to wait however minutes they had to wait. you have to remember all of those ambulances are waiting to get in the game, too. thirwilling to risk their lives to come on the airfield and
someone has to be up above to make sure because they want the ambulances, too. >> so what delayd? >> you have to make sure it's safe and make sure that no other planes are going to land on an ambulance or what is the combustibility of the plane that is now on fire and smells of gasoline. there are so many things that everyone's thinking of. the number one, we have to save these people. >> and how much does luck play into it? >> well, you know there is that old saying you would rather be lucky than good. it's good to be lucky and on that day, everybody was great and lucky. >> and in the months that follow, what tends to happen with the first responders. do they go over this? do they judge themselves? and how does it work? >> you in the media are going to go over this thing and months and years and they will decide what should have been
done in a vacuum. but those officers and firefighters and everyone at the airport and the crew that they have had to decide in seconds. so, we're going to read the papers and watch the stories and everyone's in debriefings, the response team debriefings now. i think people when you saw the officers talk and the firefighters talk, it's just a huge amount of emotion and this is cool they getting the acknowledgment and there is folks criticizing them in the days and months to come. >> and that is going to be one. >> right. >> and that is an example of a tragic moment. >> all of the firefighters, they did ray a great job and they got the fire out. they the cops and the crew and
passengers got everyone off and we don't know exactly what happened other than at least one truck passed over the young girl when she was under the foam. we don't know if that was the only time and that is being reconstructed and figured out and all of those drivers of all of those trucks are wondering. >> on this, what do you think your take away memory is on this one? >> i think it's the smell of the gasoline that day. you had to be there to smell it. even when the mayor came through. the smell was so strong and just, i think, that when was talking to the cops and firefighters, they were on the plane. and they smell smoke and whatever. >> and going up? >> they feel the plane, unsteady under their feet and stayed and jim cunningham has a presence of mind to scoop up
iphones and cell phones in case later on, people will call about the loved ones. the presence of mind to me is just -- and that is unbelievable. >> and sounds like we may never know what happened as far as the fire truck. >> i feel sorry for the driver of the truck. >> the driver may not know. their chances to equal it and they backed up over and didn't so. it goes to show in the situations, yes, we in the media and the public tend to jump to the heros or villains very quickly. the things went right or they didn't, and we didn't want to have heros or assign blame quickly and in these situations, you had them working both. >> and that is hard to prepare for that. >> and that is something they don't face at all. >> and that is right. moving on.
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morning inside the pass connecting i-5 and southbound state route 2. the chp said the truck flipped and caught fire for more than 40 minutes. the accident snarled traffic for miles in the area as fire officials closed the interchange and diverted traffic to 101. amazingly, no one was injured. officials are warning people to stay away from the storm drains and manhole covers because of explosive runoff from the bill. some analysts can expect the cost of gasoline to go up 10 to 15 cents of gallon. the main reason, the price of crude oil that approached 106 a barrel by the end of last week. we have the latest local gas prices, according to -- the unlead average of $3.94 in san jose and 11 in san francisco and $3.96 in oakland. the prices are about a quarter higher than one year ago. oakland has reached a deal that will give city workers the first raise in six years. the workers staged a one-day strike july 1st and agreed to negotiate. the new contract gives them a
2% raise this year and a 1% increase next july. the raises, however, double the amount allotted in the city's budget. the unions didn't agree to new concessions either. when they asked to pay for health insurance and the pensions. and in bay area baseball, the oakland as shut out the boston red sox to hold on to first place. >> and the giggest -- biggest story. >> reporter: and time out for some sports. what a night it was in david. look at this. petco spark and giants up 2-0. tees off a 2-1 shot travelling 414 feet and the giants are up 4-0. and temulency company, watch this. he gets chased -- chase utley swinging and struck out six hitters in a row and took a no- hitter in the fifth inning. with the ron to -- one to right field and makes the amazing
catch. yeah! you don't want to let the team mate down. with two down in the 9th. >> high in the air and blanco. the no-hitter. timlinsy company. >> and there it is. the no-hitter, seventh in san francisco history, 15th in franchise history. and tim lensy company wins and jersey night at the coliseum, taking on the red sox. scoreless in the 5th and derek norse with one over the wall and the as need it, beating the red sox 3-0. a great night for the as and what a night for the giants. and timlinsy company. that is your sports. -- and timlinsy company. the earthquakes take on the founders in and scoreless when martinez is getting the ball in the corner pocket. it's the first goal of the year and the lone goal. they won, 1-0 and in arena football, the saber cats
visited and this is when goes all the way. to ted williams for the touchdown. and check it out. the final score, saber cats, 78; pittsburgh, 20. the most lopsided victory ever. and in the bay bridge, opened labor day weekend after all. >> and coming up. why some say the vulcan boat problem may not take long to fix. >> and finally, a real race in san francisco's america's cup complication continues. we'll be right back. between success and failure. the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school, new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent,
george zimmerman. coming up on k- p-i-x news... how some demonstrators in got out of hand. it began as a peaceful protest against the acquittal of george zimmerman. coming up, how some demonstrators got out of hand. >> the weather department, starting off with overcasts on the coast. on we'll have the entire forecast in just a moment. >> and sad news for the fans of the tv show "glee." one of the stars suddenly died. >> welcome back to kpix5 this morning. the time is 9:00. i'm mil. >> i'm ann. they have a -- we have a lot to talk about in the next half hour. what is next for the bay baseball? flip flopping on the future opening date last week and phil is going to get down and dirty with amy, the head of the
metropolitan transportation commission. >> and that is a confusing story. meanwhile, our top story, vandalism in oakland after the verdict in the trial of george zimmerman. the former neighborhood watch was acquitted in the death of treyvon martin last night. in oakland, police say around 100 people swarmed the streets. overnight, windows were broken and garbage cans were set on fire. police say there were no arrests. the jury reached the verdict after 15 hours of deliberations over two days. cbs reported -- reporter marlie hall was in florida with the latest. >> reporter: george zimmerman walked out of the courtroom minutes after hearing this. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: at first, zimmerman showed no emotion to the verdict, but moments later, he smiled. the family hugged and his wife shed tears. treyvon martin's parents, who were in court every day for the trial, did not attend the verdict. on twitter, his father tracy said he was heartbroken and wrote i will always love my
baby trey. outside of the courthouse, demonstrators voiced their displeasure with the verdict. 3,000 miles away. there were demonstrates on the streets of san francisco and los angeles. in oakland, california, a small group of protestors blocked traffic and smashed the window of a police car. demonstrators here in sanford told us that plans are being made for more protests in the coming days. >> justice was not fair. that is why i'm afraid. >> it's tragic. an issue for both parties. >> last year, martin left the convenience store and is walking to the home where he was staying. zimmerman, a neighborhood -- member of the neighborhood watch saw him. minutes later, the two came face too face. zimmerman claimed the teen attacked him j. we're ecstatic with the results. george zimmerman was never guilty of anything but protecting himself. >> reporter: prosecutors say his actions led to martin's
death and the jury found him not guilty. >> i. and a civil suit is in the works or possible. and martin's family could file a civil suit alleging evidence or that martin's civil rights were violated. it stems from an employee's testimony that prosecutors withheld evidence, including pictures from martin's cell phone. the initial reaction to the verdict was peaceful for the most part around the bay area. >> and demonstrators turned out in oakland and san francisco. people gathered in protest at the plaza near city hall. they gathered around a small shrine for treyvon martin and that they're frustrated, hurt, and angry. >> disgusted. absolutely discussed. i mean this is clear cut murder. as far as he stalked him down for however many long, before
he decided to put a bullet in the killing. >> rage, not surprised. in pain, in pain for his family, for his community. pain. deep, deep pain. and rage. it has to end. >> later, the protest turned to vandalism and there was a protest in san francisco last night. they escorted demonstrators. in the nation's capitol, hundreds marched after the not- guilty verdict was announced. they demonstrated in the northwest section of washington. the police put officers in protective gear and no justice, no peace. more protests is possible in d.c. today. and on to last weekend's plane crash in the san francisco airport. survivors in the families of the three girls who were killed in that crash attended a memorial in their honor yesterday. and kpix5s ann notarenglo tells
us they gathered at the site of the crash. >> reporter: as a solemn ceremony, off in the distance, and today is asiana flight 214 landed safely on runway 28, which reopened last night. >> stands on the shore were the families of two of the high school girls killed in the crash. >> we gather to pray for the victims of asian airlines tragedy. >> reporter: they were there to mark the moment. one week ago when flight 214 came down. both girls, 16, were ejected from the plane. they were travelling to a southern california summer camp together. >> if one doesn't want to come and the other one will make it, too. >> reporter: 14 passengers and crew members are still in the hospital. two are in critical condition. many of the other survivors are isolated under tight security. at the airport crown plaza
hotel where asiana airlines booked every room, attorney frank petra is one of few outsiders who was allowed inside. >> they're scared, thirin this catch 22. i want to go home. i want to be with my fam i. -- family. i don't want to get on the airplane. >> some survivors are staying at the hotel and say they're not getting clear answers from the airline. they have been given $400 cash and one week after the crash, they say their needs are greater than that. france police have identified the suspect in friday's fatal shooting at the jewelry mart. the 22-year-old barry white of antioch was charged with two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder. he talked with employees about the tragedy. >> and i have gotten two phone calls in irsome -- simultaneously. >> reporter: and they hunkered counsel after friday's shooting -- hunkered down after friday's
shooting left two women dead. >> there was a shooting at my husband's building. the other was my husband letting me know there was a shotting and he was okay. >> the suspect exited and went own on the 800 block of brandon where he was engaged by three lover police officers responding to the shots fired call. he produced a revolver, fired upon the officers. >> reporter: the chief said the suspect ran into a restaurant and continued shooting. before police returned fire, he threw down his gun and surrendered. the man shot is hospitalized in stable condition. today, the restaurant owner told us that police asked them not to talk. a crew was cleaning up the crime scene inside the building at the jewelry store. the talk said chavo was about the murder victims, women he refers to as the girls. >> everyone was praying for the girls. nobody was talking about anything else but the girls we know the girls.
>> reporter: chavo and other merchants were locked out of the stores today but for a few minutes to retrieve merchandise. he met charlotte murphy and peter mcgwire. >> he had no idea what happened but -- here, what happened to come in or, you know, we're shocked. we had no idea, whatever. >> and you're going to get the ring? >> yeah, of course. yeah. absolutely. >> reporter: chavo said he could not sleep last night. everyone is shocked. >> and i saw my husband last night, i hugged him and thank god he's alive. scare. >> reporter: in san francisco, don knapp, kpix5. >> the suspect had at least one business transaction. the robbery does not appear, the robbery, rather, does not appear to be the motive. a new type of war over the new bay bridge span. >> the broken bolts, a quick fix that some believe might be in the works. we'll hear from an insider on what might be in store for the jinxed bridge.
acting like you have good news for us. >> well, you know. it would be nice to have in the bay area. hopefully things settle down today. a nice day. weather-wise, we can cooperate. low clouds near the shoreline and sunshine on the other side of the hayward falls. you go through and all of a sudden, the sun breaks out and birds are saying life is good. we'll have sunshine close to the shoreline as well. 63 at the concord, airport in san francisco, 69 degrees. the numbers will go up from there and not as warm as yesterday. the wind speeds calm around the bay area and to fairfield. they were having good gusts to 22 miles per hour. up in the north bay, the bay is starting out peacefully and calmly. i hope on this sunday morning. and this is what is next. expecting a mostly sunny a. the temperatures are cooler as the
high pressure relaxes the iron grip on the west coast and a mild week ahead. that dessert southwest high, it's interesting. this is so static. first the low gave us rain about three weeks ago and the high gave us the record warm temperatures and then just stayed in place and go they're going back and forth. as they do, the things will warm up as the southwest high brought warm temperatures. the low to search itself, the numbers will come down a bit. moment degrees in sacramento, 100 in fresno and into the central valley to the state fair it's going to be 21. oakland looks good and close to seasonal armies. and on average, about this time of the year, livermore, to 88. and that is not bad. and hayward today, 76 and on the other side of the hayward
fault, the numbers are in the mid-80s. not as warm as yesterday. 87 in pittsburgh and still plenty warm. brentwood, 91 and liver moore, 87; in dublin and pleasanton, 85 degrees. and up in the north bay, to sonoma county, 79 degrees and nice. bodega bay, home of alfred heavencock's the birds. and have the biggest remaining real life set of anything that hitchcock shot is the schoolhouse on the bodega line and that is fun. at 95 degrees and to 91. and temperatures in the 80s and in the afternoon, cooling it down between now and wednesday. then by thursday and friday, we can move the deer stocker. things are warming up again. have a great sunday.
looks like it's good. >> and that is not early to look for. >> and that is a look ahead. and speak of looking ahead. the eastern span is in the air and going to be delayed until december andty rangeerary fix could make the delay temporary. >> and we have to get a clear picture when we sat down with amy wineworth and she's also the mayor of orinda. i asked her what is goings on here? >> reporter: first of all, we will open the bridge when it wreaks safety. and that is where all the elements are in place so the motorists can drive safely on the bridge in the event of an earthquake. the december date was based on the time as a fix. our independence review panel of experts has been saying this bridge is so much safer than
the old bridge. we need to move traffic on the web as soon as possible and in the meantime, caltranswas worried about the safety of the being during the construction process. >> and to crack the bridge. >> and so they, in the meantime, on monday, our expectation was we would not be able to open it until december when that was said, but our independent peer reviewer said let's look at the plan and the idea of doing temporary shims that will enable the bridge to reach safety. and that was a surprise to us. and if we're able to move people on to that bridge, that is what we have. >> and if it was a joyous surprise, i didn't see a lot of smiles. >> -- .
>> or brought up out of the blue. >> the reaction after the last few days have looked really thinking about the idea of being able to get people on to the bridge sooner. i think that is what is important go about it. at this point, we don't know and we asked the federal highway administration to review the plan and engineers are looking -- looking at the plans to reach it. >> are we going ahead and looking at the idea of a quicker fix? >> anded with afternoon, after the meeting, the toll bridge oversight committee got together and started talking to engineers to say, all right, let's look at the plan on friday and we sent the letter to the federal highway administration and engineers are looking at that plan. and there is a lot of work to
be know. -- done. >> how long do you think it will take one way or another? >> and that is what i don't know. the plan needs to have a thorough -- caltransengineers, as well as independent engineers to review it and make sure this is a plan that can work. >> and if, again, going back to the meetings and politics. there is a question there and politically where weather caltrans, i get the feeling, would like to open the bridge? i get the feeling that some people, other people say no, we want the bridge completed and done before we open it and how much of this is safety and how much of it is public relations? >> i think, first of all, it's important to know the bridge won't open until it reaches seismic safety and that has been the criteria all along from the very beginning, particular i the last three years -- particularly the last three year when is we determine the committee determined that
the elementsed inned to number place in terms of seismic safety and that is one of those, the full functioning of the sheer key and berring system to -- bearing system to protect the bridge in the event of an earthquake. >> i have to ask you. >> yeah. >> other people raised the issue. you and i were both at the meetings. are you at all concerned they could have this plan and design in the works, caltransand the seismic safety panel? >> right. >> and your own head of the project said publicly, this is the first i have heard of it? >> well, i think -- . >> or the first time i have seen the plan at least? >> that speaks to the fact that it's an independent review panel and i do and i think two things were going on. first of all, engineers by niche, a look to solutions for problem. that is when they do and so, again, caltranswas concerned about the safety of the system in the interim and started developing the concept. independent peer plan to get people on the bridge. the two came together in a surprise to us.
again, i think what that is saying, is that we're working, you know, kind of 24/7 to get this bridge safe so we can open it and that is one of the things that came out the last few months, to understand this significant differences between the seismic safety of the new bridge and old bridge. >> and that will be one of the determining factors when they open it. despite all of the questions about the new bridge, if it's safer than the old bridge, there is going to be a push to say get it going. >> and by most accounts, it is. >> that's right. after you spend $6 billion building it, it's tough to tell people we're going to roll it out while working on it. >> it's a quagmire. sad news for the fans of a popular teen tv show. >> the sudden death of an actor from glee. perhap ,,,,,,,, ,,
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police found the actor's bon his room at the fairmont pac rday . cory monteith died. >> the police found his body in his room at the fair mount specific room hotel yesterday and in april, he was admitted for substance abuse and they don't suspect foul play. and from 31. >> and it happened yesterday in evans avenue. and when authorities say the van turned in front of the train. >> and none of those injured is life-threatening. and mark's cup held a real race. it happened on france bay yesterday between team mid- and
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not guilty on all charges ie fatal shooting of 17-year-o von martin. the ju a jury found george zimmerman not guilty on all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old treyvon martin and reached the verdict last night in sanford, florida. >> and angry reaction to the verdict and there is vandalism in oakland where they searched
windows and there were no arrests. >> and the suspect on friday's fatal shooting in a san francisco jewelry store trying to rob the place and women were killed and a man was injured in that shooting. and barry white is facing murder charges for those killings. >> and 727 sometime and check with brian one last time. >> and we're looking for things to be nice today and not as warm as it was yesterday and slower to clear along the coast line. when it does, of course, the sunshine and 75 and freemont and 87 and 81 for vallejo. and the usual low clouds in the morning and the cooling trend. the first half of the week and thursday, the things warm up and into the 90 degrees range again and luck and down -- . >> and have a good one. >> all right. >> before we leave you, we want to give you our latest people
with two too much time on the hands. >> they have designed a sweater of sorts for, get this? a 60-tonloco motive. >> and after several weeks it's about 500 yards long and covered with crochet and organized to commemorate the most famous poem, which is called locomotive. >> and that is pretty. and don't you think that is with children somewhere? >> and that is a good train if not. [ laughter ] >> speaking of thoughts, that is it for kpix5 this morning. thank you for joining us. >> and it's on kxif -- kpix5. ,,,,,,,,
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